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3/4/2015 11:36:12 AM
Dunkirk Police officials are keeping track of developments concerning the spread of tainted heroin in the Jamestown area and the growing heroin problem in general.  Police Chief David Ortolano says the problem of tainted heroin doesn't seem to be showing up in the North County area...at least not at the present time. They continue to stay on top of the situation. [audio:30415113050-davestayi...read more
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2015-03-04 03:40
  Gas prices in Chautauqua County are now on an upward swing. According to the AAA's Fuel Gauge Report, the price has gone up nearly five cents a gallon this week for regular unleaded fuel. The price is now just over $2.54 a gallon. That's still lower than a year ago when it was about $3.70 a gallon.  On the national front, the average price is $2.43 a gallon, up 13 cents from last...read more
2015-03-04 03:36
The Chautauqua Institution 2015 season continues to take shape. Public radio icon Garrison Keillor will be back at the institution on Friday, July 31st. Chautauqua Spokesman Jordan Steves says Keiller's "Praire Home Companion" show, and cast, will perform on the Amphitheater Stage at 8:15 PM. Steves says this year's program is entitled "America the Beautiful -- 41st Anniversary Tour." He adds this...read more
2015-03-04 01:10
One day after acquiring running back LeSean McCoy from Philadelphia, the Buffalo Bills have added some depth at quarterback. Today the Bills agreed to send two draft picks to the Minnesota Vikings in exchange for Matt Cassel and an undisclosed draft pick. The 32-year-old Cassel is a 10-year-veteran who spent the last two seasons with Minnesota, making nine starts. The Bills have only two quarterba...read more
2015-03-04 11:29
Investigators from the Jamestown Metro Drug Task Force have received results from the items that were tested from the heroin overdose death that occurred last Friday in the village of Falconer.  The State Police Crime Lab has indicated that the substance was only found to contain heroin.  No other chemicals or agents were found to be contained in the sample. Photo by JPD...read more
2015-03-04 07:12
A 38 year member of the Dunkirk Fire Department is hanging up his hat as city lawmakers welcome a new fire chief. Common council members eached thanked Keith Ahlstrom for his service as they unanimously approved a resolution appointing Mike Edwards to the role as fire chief. Ahlstrom is looking forward to retirement. [audio:3041565815-Ahlstromkeithfirechief1.mp3]Ahlstrom-Looking forward to retire...read more
2015-03-04 06:52
An ongoing investigation into the sales and trafficking of heroin in the Jamestown area has led to four arrests after search warrants were issued for two locations in the South County city.  The Jamestown Metro Drug Task Force conducted searches at 539 Crescent Street and 842 Lafayette Street on Tuesday. Jamestown Police Captain Bob Samuelson says the raids yielded about six bundles of Heroin...read more
2015-03-04 03:37
Drivers will want to watch out for slick spots this morning.  The National Weather Service is continuing a Winter Weather Advisory until 11 am for Cattaraugus counties.  The advisory has been discontinued for Chautauqua County. Meteorologist Tony Ansuini says patchy freezing drizzle may still be a problem this morning. We'll also notice a drop in temperatures. [audio:3041560055-tonytemp...read more
2015-03-03 03:30
Governor Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday announced that 17 county executives from across the state have joined the "Enough is Enough" campaign to combat sexual violence on college campuses and unversities. Among the officials is Chautauqua County Executive Vince Horrigan. The Governor's proposal would create the strongest protections for college students in the country, codifying uniform sexual assau...read more
2015-03-03 03:26
Governor Andrew Cuomo traveled to the Buffalo area on Tuesday to discuss his proposal to raise the minimum wage. The governor has proposed raising the minimum wage to $10.50 per hour by the end of 2016 and $11.50 per hour in New York City. Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul joined him for the appearance at the Boys and Girls Club in Buffalo....read more
2015-03-03 01:21
Wintry weather is leading to some treacherous driving conditions across Chautauqua County. County Sheriff Joe Gerace has issued a winter driving advisory due to mixed precipitation and the potential for icy road conditions. Gerace is advising motorists to be very cautious... [audio:3031511946-geracebeverycautious.mp3]Joe Gerace: be very cautious[/audio] The National Weather Service is continuing...read more
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